BOTE San Diego
BOTE San Diego was born out of friendships, the love of adventure and the outdoors. Husband and wife, Rhett and Alison McMurry, have teamed up with great friend, Jeff Freemyer, to bring the BOTE brand and lifestyle to Southern California.
A homecoming for Rhett as he grew up in Orange County and is thrilled to be back in Southern California enjoying the water, people and weather! Having grown up in the Bay area, Alison is also excited to be back on the West Coast. Jeff, a lifelong fixture of the Midwest and Northern Virginia, is making the pilgrimage out West for new adventures and to bring BOTE to life in San Diego.
We met Corey and Magda while living in Destin Florida from 2005-10. Rhett and Magda first met working together at large brokerage firms in Fort Walton Beach. The friendship continued as Alison and Magda even found themselves pregnant, giving birth to Ella and Tristan within weeks of each other. Magda and Corey went on to build the BOTE brand that you know today while Rhett continued in corporate leadership roles in and around Washington DC. The group continued to stay in touch and reveled in the BOTE lifestyle becoming bigger then ever. In 2016, Alison and Rhett made the decision to leave the grind of corporate America and head West to settle in San Diego.
Wanting more then the redundant life of going to an office everyday, listening to the deafening rhetoric and watching people pretend to be happy (when they truly were not), Rhett reached back out to an old friend. Magda spoke to BOTE’s plan of expansion and a program that would bring the BOTE brand to all corners of the world. It had felt that the stars were aligned and say no more, we were in!
We are proud and extremely thrilled to be back in Southern California, Ambassador’s for BOTE and able to bring the best damn SUP company to the West!
-Rhett, Alison & Jeff